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LR 3.6 no longer stacking external edits with original.

Apr 15, 2012 9:25 AM

I'm not sure if this is the result of a recent update, but when I send a file to PS for editing and save, it is no longer stacked with the original RAW file.


Previously, I would hit CMD+E, a tiff file would open in PS and after saving itnthe new file would appear in LR, stacked with the original. This isn't happening anymore and I can't figure out why.


Any ideas???

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    Apr 15, 2012 10:22 PM   in reply to MartinNeep

    Yes, this is a little annoyance in LR3. LR3 remembers whether or not to stack edited photos from the last editing of a non-Raw photo as a copy. When editing a Raw, it uses the last used choice.


    The workaround is to select an arbitrary non-Raw photo (JPEG, TIFF) and choose "edit in PS...". When the dialog appears, set the stacking option at the bottom as you like it (in your case: activate it) and simply dismiss the dialog without actually loading a copy in PS - LR will remember the setting you made. The next time you edit a raw in PS, that remembered setting will take effect (so the new image is stacked with the original Raw again in your case).


    P.S. In LR4 this was fixed: The decision whether to stack or not is no longer made in the "edit in..." dialog for non-Raws, but is a fixed configuration in the preferences which applies for both Raws and non-Raws. See also here: it_in_photoshop_make_the_stack_with_original_option_available (the problem was solved differently from what I proposed, probably because "Edit in PS..." is supposed never to show any dialogs for Raws, so it was solved as a preferences option instead).

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